The 2008 Music City Arts Conference announces its comprehensive week-long schedule to promote training and performance in the areas of Dance, Drama, Poetry and Literature, including instruction by the artistic director of Full Circle Dance Company. This is the first annual arts conference hosted by Cathedral of Praise Church, which will bring nationally recognized instructors and an acclaimed dance group to Nashville with the goal of expanding, educating and strategically uniting and developing ministry arts.
The Conference will be held at the Cathedral of Praise Church, 4300 Clarksville Pike, Nashville, on August 5th– 9th with nightly classes from 6PM – 9PM. The week will end with a grand production finale that is open and free to the public. Divad! features select drama, dance and literature students. It is a modern day production based on the life of the shepherd boy, warrior, psalmist and King, David. Divad! is free to the public. Drama students will also be joined by the Poetry/Literature students in showcasing their talents at the Cathedral of Praise Poetry and Comedy Café. «Read the rest of this article»
The premier holiday of the summer symbolizes more than a time for grilling, fireworks and road trips and just general fun stuff!
The 4th of July is widely acknowledged as “THE Summer Holiday” here in the United States. The traditional events of the day are well enshrined in our popular culture. People are planning big family cookouts, grilling, barbecuing, pool parties, sports events of all kinds- baseball, soccer, softball, badminton, volleyball, swimming, bicycling and small and super fireworks displays – all typical holiday celebration activities.
Yet there is far more to this holiday of holidays, this one uniquely American blowout. Sacrifices have been made that allow us to engage in these festivities. The lives which have been been laid down that allow us these exercises of indulgence also need to be acknowledged. There are so many individual sacrifices that have occurred in the course of our history that have received little, if any, recognition. What follows is a somewhat skewered collection of notable moments that have added to our American story.
Just when I became complacent, when I thought I’d seen everything…along comes “Make a Baby,” the newest and most appalling link to date on MySpace and other social websites. Yes. You read that right. “Make a Baby.”
I was happily checking out new postings on a young relative’s MySpace website when I stumbled upon this program, colorful centered on his page. This application, though “not developed by MySpace,” is accessed through and used onMySpace, which should make it not just a parental freak out but a serious MySpace concern. Look up “Make a Baby” in search mode and you’ll find a blurb that says “Make babies [plural] with your friends. Clink the link below to start.” The site is run by Sibblingz and the link is http://www.bebo.com/makeababy. It was created in November, 2007. «Read the rest of this article»
The Clarksville Park Rangers will be hosting Park Watch meetings tonight at Ashton Park from 6:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. and a combined meeting of Bel-Aire and Dalewood Parks will be at Bel-Aire Park starting at 7:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.
The Pillar of Cloud, Pillar of Fire aka the Eternal Flame was conspicuously AWOL on July 4th! Our Eternal Flame seems to spend most of its time unlit. What does this signify about our dedication to “Supporting Our Troops!”
As the Independence Day weekend moves on, the smoke from fireworks has dissipated and the residue from our recent fireworks show have been cleared away. The traffic jams cleared up, and we each go on our merry way. Yes, the city’s celebration was quite a sight. And as noted in previous coverage here, the Pillar of Cloud, Pillar of Fire Eternal Flame Memorial was burning bright and strong at 11:30PM on July 3rd. The flags at City Hall were still sadly un-illuminated but the eternal flame did shine for that night. Hallelujah!!!
Alas, it was too good to last. It was not burning during the daylight hours on our nation’s birthday, and when the evening of July 4th dawned upon us the flame was still NOWHERE TO BE SEEN. It was AWOL again! We took date stamped photographs to verify this.
Are our public officials really committed to keeping our pledge to light the flame, and in doing so honoring our fallen military personnel? Or is this just a “showpiece” there only to be utilized during special promotions and city events? «Read the rest of this article»
There are benefits in developing our spiritual traits that we hold within. One way to blossom spiritually is through prayer and meditation. A ritual for me is to have a time of spiritual renewal in the morning before leaving for the athletic club. This habit developed in my first parish at Craig, Missouri, after seminary. I still do it 50 years later.
The subject of prayer and meditation was brought to my consciousness through a devotional in The Upper Room, and an article in Newsweek Magazine (1/9/08). In the latter, reference was made to James 5:1, “Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months and he prayed again and the heaven gave him rain and the earth produced its fruit.” «Read the rest of this article»
Cumberland City’s “Thunder On The Cumberland” proves itself a worthy sequel.
Cumberland City changed the date of their annual fireworks show honoring our Independence Day holiday. Normally held the last weekend of June to avoid conflict with well-known displays by larger communities, this year Cumber City went with the actual holiday to stage its fireworks spectacle. There was some confusion in regions beyond the immediate community. Some folks thought they had missed this year’s event. However, late inquiries provided the correct schedule and the crowds came out in force. They were well rewarded for their determination to attend this show. Well paid indeed! Very well paid, in fact!
The celebration festival was preceded by a parade through Cumberland City’s business district and a multi-locale collection of vendor sites, entertainment stages and rides for the young at heart. A petting zoo was also on hand to thrill young minds and hearts. The cooler weather made the afternoon activities easier to bear than had been the case with Clarksville’s production just 24 hours before.
“The Name Says It All!” …Joe Nazar , owner/operator, NYPD
No conveyor belt oven here! Fresh ingredients, dough and sauce are made fresh in-store, hand tossed and baked daily in a brick oven to insure that authentic New York City pizzeria taste. Posters depict views of the legendary Gotham City including the Empire State Building, the NYC skyline at night, Lady Liberty, the World Trade Center Towers, New York harbor and of course, pizza by the slice! Add a lively Italian personality in the kitchen, and all these things mark New York Pizza Depot on Fort Campbell Boulevard as outside the cookie-cutter pizza chain operation.
“Clarksville for Obama” will meet July 10 at Get Some Coffee Shop, 3862 Trenton Road #C, in Clarksville at 7 p.m.
The organizers of Clarksville for Obama wish to thank those who attended the “Unite for Change” event at Lassaters Coffee & Tea on June 27. It was great to see so many new people who want to get involved with this campaign. This is a different kind of campaign, with a 50-state strategy; Barack Obama is relying on you to build a grassroots movement to support this campaign. Also, special thanks to Lassaters Coffee & Tea for allowing us to meet at their business. «Read the rest of this article»
George W. Bush is perhaps the worst American president who has ever served. To this day it is a mystery to me how the man was able to gain the Republican nomination, steal the election, start two wars, get re-elected and then drag on a failed war for five years and drive the economy into the ground without getting impeached.
Although the light is fading on the Presidency of Bush, it is not too late to impeach the man who lied to us about weapons of mass destruction. As of result of the President’s deception, over four thousand American soldiers have died in Iraq and tens of thousands have been wounded, not to mention the one million or so Iraqis who have died directly or indirectly due to Bush’s interference in their country. «Read the rest of this article»
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